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Time to update the Three Delays Model from a women’s empowerment perspective?

Infographic showing the three delays associated with pregnancy-related mortality. Green background with black icons showing, 1. Baby bump & foetus, 2. Ambulance, 3. An arm with syringe and saline bag attached. Text reads 1. Recognising a need to seek care, 2. Reaching facilities, 3. Receiving care at facilities
Infographic showing the three delays associated with pregnancy-related mortality.

Acknowledging the Three Delays Model’s historical importance in framing and documenting barriers to accessing maternity care, the speakers will use qualitative synthesis to highlight the limitations of its retrospective use. Findings from this synthesis, alongside data from a mixed-methods study conducted in Tanzania and Zambia, challenge the notion that the Three Delays Model is woman-centred. A new prospective model of women’s health empowerment is proposed, which encourages active discussion of individualised birth plans and effective birth preparedness.  

If you would like to read more in advance, please find the links to two papers on the work that will be presented:  

Speakers

  • Professor Dame Tina Lavender, Professor of Maternal and Newborn Health, Department of International Public Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)
  • Valentina Actis Danna,  Research Associate, Department of International Public Health, LSTM

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LSHTM MARCH Centre